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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

with Derrick Story

Video: Creating greeting cards

Well, I'd like to show you how to create one of those dynamite greeting cards that we've looked at. So I'm going to do something from the Germany trip here and all I'm going to do is pick an image and then go over here to Create > Create Card. Now, there are different types of cards available. There are the letterpress cards and they're really something special and if you're curious about letterpress cards, you can actually click here and they'll play a little movie for you that tells about the embossing and all the stuff that happens and the beautiful paper.
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  1. 4m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
  2. 20m 33s
    1. Preparing to install iPhoto '11
      3m 2s
    2. Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
      4m 4s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 50s
    4. Importing photo files
      4m 3s
    5. Importing movies
      2m 17s
    6. Working in Full Screen view
      2m 17s
  3. 40m 53s
    1. Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
      1m 59s
    2. Understanding Events
      3m 43s
    3. Hiding photos
      1m 50s
    4. Flagging photos
      3m 3s
    5. Finding people using Faces
      3m 52s
    6. Adding people to Faces
      2m 8s
    7. Managing the Faces corkboard
      2m 14s
    8. Organizing by location with Places
      2m 9s
    9. Geotagging images
      7m 4s
    10. Creating albums
      1m 54s
    11. Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
      3m 37s
    12. Creating Smart Albums
      3m 36s
    13. Creating folders
      1m 46s
    14. Exploring the Project view
      1m 58s
  4. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding metadata
      3m 1s
    2. Rating your photos
      4m 27s
    3. Displaying photos by rating
      2m 57s
    4. Adding keywords
      3m 13s
    5. Finding photos by keyword
      3m 37s
  5. 29m 6s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 3s
    2. Cropping photos
      3m 30s
    3. Straightening photos
      1m 37s
    4. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      2m 18s
    5. Removing red-eye
      3m 5s
    6. Retouching photos
      3m 10s
    7. Rotating photos
      1m 39s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 8s
    9. Duplicating photos
      3m 5s
    10. Reverting to the original
      2m 4s
    11. Comparing photos while editing
      2m 27s
  6. 34m 53s
    1. Working in the Adjust tab
      1m 0s
    2. Adjusting levels
      4m 12s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      3m 31s
    4. Adjusting color saturation
      3m 43s
    5. Adjusting definition
      2m 10s
    6. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 26s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      4m 19s
    8. Adjusting temperature and tint
      4m 19s
    9. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 51s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 22s
  7. 25m 42s
    1. Emailing photos from iPhoto
      4m 22s
    2. Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
      4m 5s
    3. Setting up your email account in iPhoto
      3m 43s
    4. Sharing your photos via Facebook
      3m 16s
    5. Sharing your photos via Flickr
      4m 35s
    6. Sharing your photos via MobileMe
      1m 26s
    7. Creating a web gallery
      4m 15s
  8. 20m 59s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      1m 46s
    2. Customizing slideshow settings
      5m 2s
    3. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    4. Managing movies in your iPhoto library
      5m 26s
    5. Creating a DVD from iPhoto
      4m 26s
  9. 41m 45s
    1. Exporting photos
      4m 57s
    2. Printing photos
      7m 57s
    3. Ordering prints
      2m 22s
    4. Creating a calendar
      7m 11s
    5. Creating a photo book
      7m 40s
    6. Selecting output options for your photo book
      4m 6s
    7. Creating greeting cards
      4m 15s
    8. Setting output options for your greeting cards
      2m 11s
    9. Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards
      1m 6s
  10. 16m 14s
    1. Customizing iPhoto preferences
      7m 7s
    2. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      4m 37s
    3. Backing up to an external hard drive
      1m 53s
    4. Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them
      2m 37s
  11. 1m 45s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 45s

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training
4h 13m Beginner Dec 17, 2010

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In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing images and movies
  • Grouping photos by events, faces, and places
  • Geotagging images to specific locations
  • Creating Smart Albums
  • Using keyword and ratings metadata to sort images
  • Cropping, straightening, retouching, and rotating photos
  • Retouching and enhancing images
  • Sharing photos on Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe
  • Creating calendars, books, and cards
  • Backing up to an external hard drive
Subject:
Photography
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Creating greeting cards

Well, I'd like to show you how to create one of those dynamite greeting cards that we've looked at. So I'm going to do something from the Germany trip here and all I'm going to do is pick an image and then go over here to Create > Create Card. Now, there are different types of cards available. There are the letterpress cards and they're really something special and if you're curious about letterpress cards, you can actually click here and they'll play a little movie for you that tells about the embossing and all the stuff that happens and the beautiful paper.

So those are new to iPhoto '11 and they are very nice. I am going to create a regular card, a folded card, and up here at the top right now we're looking at all cards, but you have different themes. We have Holidays, Babies & Kids, Formal & Wedding, Invitation & Thank You, and it's easier, you can scroll through them in sequence, but it's a little bit easier to use this shortcut right here to roll around, and I wanted to use a regular picture card.

I think this is still one of the more useful templates for photographers and you have two different styles to choose from here, the upright. We're going to go horizontal. I know what I want to do. Two swatches, a black and the white. We'll go with white right now and go right, I'm ready to go. So we will hit the Create button. On the inside you have a couple of options in terms of design. For instance if you wanted to do a different layout, multiple photo layout, all the way up to 13 photos, you can really do kind of an interesting card.

If you want to tell a lot of the story just on the cover, that's a great way to go. We're going to go with this layout right now. I just want to go full bleed on the cover and then I do want to make some changes on the inside though. On the inside, we have a text page right now and we have two different types of text pages where the text is at the bottom and then if you really want to write a long letter essentially to go with your card, you can do text all the way, top and bottom, but I want to do a couple photos up here.

So I am kind of thinking huh! I'd like to do like a two photo layout here, something like that. Now I go over to Photos. Now I only selected one photo when I started this card. So available to me only have the one shot, but that's easily fixed in this interface here. If I go up to this pop-up menu, I can go to my Germany event and grab a couple more shots and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to grab this shot, drop it over there, and grab this shot, and as we've done with other design projects, you can zoom in and you can move around.

Have fun with it and that's pretty slick. So I can insert a title here and I can call it-- I'll call it a Visiting the Dom in Cologne Germany and then if I want, I can tell a little story here or not. Just have it be blank. By the way if I want to edit this here, I can change the typeface, all sorts of different faces available, and size, alignment, so forth.

So again all the design options that you would come to expect in iPhoto, whether you're building a card or a book or a calendar. Now, once everything is pretty much set the way that I want, so I like the cover, I like the inside, then we have some output options and I'm going to show you those in the next movie, because like the books there are a few different ones available and we're going to cover that in the next movie.

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